Cheap flights to Paris
There really is nowhere quite like Paris. New York may have the buzz and London may have the nightlife, but Paris has the romance, the architecture and the food. The ‘City of Light’ has long been the preferred city break destination for doe-eyed couples who come for the unrivalled architecture, the quality of its restaurants and romantic night cruises down the River Seine.
But there is more to Paris than just the language of love. This place is also the capital of fashion, haute cuisine and is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. Paris is full of galleries dripping with artistic masterpieces and streets filled with some of the most iconic buildings in the world. Anyone fancy a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or a walk along the Champs Elysées with its endless array of designer stores?
Finding an exhibition that won't bore your kids to tears can be easier said than done, but Motion Factory at the Gaîté Lyrique should do the trick. It provides a fascinating insight into the creation process of animated cinema and workshops are available to keep the little ones amused. gaite-lyrique.net
The Martial Raysse retrospective at the Pompidou Centre is a great way to learn more about the French artist who flirted with the New York pop art scene and co-founded the Nouveaux Réaliste movement. However you characterise his work, which is beautifully coloured with found objects and neon tubing, it's a vibrant, visual treat. centrepompidou.fr
If you feel like strolling through Paris without meeting any traffic, head to the elevated Promenade Plantée. The former Paris-Vincennes railway line has been transformed into a lovely walkway, surrounded by pretty greenery and plants and ending at the Bois de Vincennes. promenade-plantee.org
Fancy experiencing Mozart or Brahms being performed in the Basilique de Saint-Denis? Check out the Festival de Saint-Denis, a classical and world-music festival that takes place every year in Saint-Denis, a suburb just outside of Paris. festival-saint-denis.com